Sunday, August 8, 2010

Plant Stand Love

This weekend I went to a new flea market in town so my first flea market find was the flea market itself.    My favorite flea market which was at the fairgrounds closed about five years ago and I haven’t found many others in the area that were as good as it was.    I read in the paper recently that a new one had opened so I checked it out today.     The place did not have air conditioning so I rushed through it but not so fast that I didn’t make a couple of purchases.     The first item that caught my eye was this olive oil drizzler bottle.    It is in pristine condition….looks like it has never been used.    I am loving the bee hive look and the price was right….$2.00 and it matches the bee hive beverage dispenser I bought earlier this summer at Old Time Pottery in Foley, AL.      Does anyone else out there in Blogland have an olive oil drizzler that matches their beverage dispenser?    I think not.

bee hive oil drizzler

bee hive dispenser 1

My next find and my favorite one was this little metal plant stand for $10.     I had been looking for a small table for my deck that I could paint and this was perfect.      I spray painted it aqua blue and sanded it in a few places to make it look slightly worn.     This little plant stand makes me smile.   

This is the before picture.


Don’t you love how I staged the before picture at the crossroad of cracks in my driveway?


This is a close up of the cute little medallion that was on the side.    I didn’t realize until I bought it and put it in the car that the other one was missing.


Here it is screaming for a coat of aqua paint.


And here it is painted aqua (my honey insists it is baby blue but I beg to differ)….my gnome approves of the color.



For now it is placed on my sun porch.     I will move it onto the deck after I tire of looking at it every few minutes.

Now on to some thrifty retail finds.    I found this Italian landscape picture at Big Lots for $10.     I added the ribbon to hang it.   The sconces were 50% off at Hobby Lobby so I paid $5.00 for the pair.     I must confess that I purchased the sconces originally as a birthday gift for a friend (who shall remain nameless in case she is reading this because I don’t want her coming over here and ripping them off my wall) but kept them for myself when I discovered that I needed something on that wall besides the picture.    I am naughty that way.


I am joining these awesome parties and hope that you will check them out!

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures.

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Well, that’s it for today friends.     I hope you have a pleasant week!



DesigningLadyJane said...

Looking good, Marlee. Those behive dispensers are so cute, and original, how often do you find that shape! And I like the way you staged out that wall with the picture and the sconces, it's a classy look.

Jennifer said...

Great finds!!!! I love the bee hive dispenser!

Take care!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Really beautiful; love that shade of blue!


Sailing Simply said...

Very cool! I have a stand I painted that color this year too! Looks great!

Pam said...

Cute Big Lots picture. I find some really neat stuff there in the decorating section.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is just to daughter found a plant stand just like yours at a Flea Market in Pensacola a couple of weeks ago and it was painted the same shade of aqua...I think it was $18 with 20% off. Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you are having a FUN time here:)


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I haven't been to a big lots in a couple of years. You never know what you'll find there. I love your little plant stand. The color you painted it is great!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Great find. I love the color. ~~Sherry~~

Stacy@The Project Shoppe said...

Great finds! I love that plant stand & the aqua spray paint, I recently used that color on a couple of projects too!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i LOVE your plant stand, and the color you painted it is perfect. i just scored a similar one from next to my dumpster not too long ago :)

Sherrie said...

I have the same plant stand, still in black, but I am thinking of changing it to some type of light green. Thanks for sharing. Good inspiration.

Nikki said...

Cute plant stand! I've been looking for one myself -- they seem so versatile (use to hold guest towels in the bathroom, toys and books in a kid's room, a makeshift bar in a dining room, etc.) See -- I really want one...or three. :)

Shellbelle said...

No, I don't have an oil drizzler that matches my beverage dispenser. Oh wait, I don't even have an oil drizzler. Come to think of it, I've never even heard of an oil drizzler. The things you learn in Blogland!

Love your plant stand, especially the color!

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